SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Louis Collins fishing derby: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ayer Sportsman’s Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Open to the public, no license needed. Ponds stocked, cash prizes. Entry fee: $13 adults, $7 kids, $30 maximum per family.
Museum open: The Fort Devens Museum will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 94 Jackson Road, Suite 305, on Devens. Regular weekday hours of operation are Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the museum at 978-772-1286 for directions or go to www.fortdevensmuseum.org.
Townsend Methodist Church Spaghetti Supper: Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs and sauce, salad, fresh baked bread and delicious desserts. Rick Oakley, event chairman, says the cost is just $6 per person. The supper will be continuous servings from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and you may eat-In or take-out. The church is located at 265 Main St., junction of Routs 13 and 119, in Townsend center. Please call the church at 978-597-2486 for information.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Spring Fishing Derby (rain or shine): Townsend Rod and Gun Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the derby will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the club pond, off Emery Road, on Dann Colburn Way, Townsend. Entry fee is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Open to all area adults and children. A fishing license and Townsend Rod and Gun Club membership are not required. Fishing bait will not be sold, so be sure to stock up before the derby. For more information go to www.townsend-rod-and-gun-club.org or call Jon at 978-597-2440.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
A Lyme Disease Cookbook: Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Dunstable library, 588 Main St., Dunstable, to find out more about “Recipes for Repair; A lyme disease cook book,” by Laura Piazza and Gail Piazza. The book includes 151 recipes designed to help anyone feel better through healthier eating. It is especially helpful for people with Lyme disease and other ailments as it supports an anti-inflammation diet developed by Kenneth B. Singleton, MD. Laura will bring samples for everyone to try. Reservations, please. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dunstable Library. Contact Sue Tully 978-649-7830 or stully@ mvlc.org for reservations.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Murder in the Wild West: Who Shot Sheriff T. Pott?: 6:30 p.m., a party will be held in the Last Chance Saloon (aka Caleb Butler Lodge, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sheriff T. Pott’s appointment as marshall in this town “West” of I-495. There will be music, entertainment, and a catered meal to satisfy the deserving attendees. Come in costume, participate and have fun solving this murder mystery. Call early to find out which role you can take on in this mystery dinner. Advance tickets are $25 by calling Rick at 978-400-1100. Tickets are limited, so call today
Art exhibit at LA
Lawrence Academy presents the work of four of its Art Department faculty in the Conant Gallery of the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center. Art in a variety of media, the work of Zachary Dawson, Laurie McGowan, Dina Mordeno, and Joe Raciti, is currently on exhibit. The public is invited to visit during gallery hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The display will remain in place through May 31.